Structural Sands and Concrete Mixes

It can get very confusing as to what sand would be best for your application, especially when there 30-40 different names for only 5 different types of sand that are sold on the market. We sell 5 different grades that make up 95% of the sand sold in New Zealand. See below for the 5 different grades we sell and further down the page for which product we recommend for your application.

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20kg Bags of Sand by Grade

Sand TypeAlternative NamesApplications
Fine River SandPlaster SandPlaster and Mortar mixes, Sandpits, Bowling Greens, Turf, Pavers
Medium River SandBuilders Sand/No.1/Washed Mixed SandConrete & Mortar mixes, Bedding Paving Sand, Sandpits, Tennis Courts
Coarse River SandPumice Sand / AP3Potting Mix, Garden Mixes, Soil, Drainage
East Coast SandSandpit SandPlaygrounds, Sandpits, Plaster and Mortar Mixes, Concrete Mixes
Silica SandWhite SandDecorative Sand, Foundary, Glass

Sand By Application

ApplicationProductRecommended ProductsPriceMore Info
Builders Sand
Builders Sand

This No.1 sand is used by builders and DIYers for making concrete and mortar mixes. We recommend:
1. Medium River Sand
2. Fine River Sand
3. East Coast Sand

From $5.75Show details
Plasterers Sand
Plasterers Sand

Plaster Sand is used in rendering and plaster mixes. We recommend:
1. Fine River Sand
2. East Coast Sand

From $6.45Show details
Bedding Paving Sand
Bedding Paving Sand

Bedding Paving Sand is the basecourse under which pavers or cobbles are laid. We recommend:
1. GAP7
2. AP3
2. Medium River Sand

From $5.75Show details
Sandpit Sand
Sandpit Sand

The best three sand options for sandpits are:
1. East Coast Sand
2. Fine River Sand
3. Medium River Sand

From $5.75Show details